刊物属性
  • 刊物名称:校园英语
  • 国内刊号:CN 13-1298/G4
  • 国际刊号:ISSN 1009-6426
  • 邮发代号: 18-116
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  • 时间:2019-08-28 来源:校园英语杂志社

    作者: 孔晓红 刘杰
      【Abstract】The Awakening is the representative work of Kate Chopin, which is magnum opus that reflects female consciousness in the 19th century. Kate Chopin is the forerunner of feminism. Facing the traditional reality of patriarchy in the 19th century, the heroine, Edna must be a tragedy for her advance awareness and resistance. This article systematically analyzed the psychological journey on Edna’s awakening from sex, spirit to life, even dying for defending traditional moral principles.
      【Key words】Edna; sex awakening; spirit awakening; life awakening
      【作者簡介】孔晓红,刘杰(通讯作者),佳木斯大学外国语学院。
      Kate Chopin is a brave author, “The Awakening” highly analyzes taboo topic of that time from standpoint of human race’s life—female value, divorce and sexual desire, etc. the works exposes female life that is ruined and killed, making a new writing field in American literary history. The Awakening is the representative work of Kate Chopin, also classical topic through the heroine, Edna, female with sensitivity and intelligence.
      1. The awakening on the sex consciousness
      Edna was born in a presbytery family with luscious puritan consciousness; she was inborn with charming and amorous. When she was a young girl, she had a lot romantic pipe dreams. She even loved a young gentleman who had already been engaged with her sister’s good friend. The great reason why she married Pontellier was for being against dictatorial father right. But after her marriage, she couldn’t feel love and passion.
      All the things predict Edna’s sex consciousness was gradually awakened. Then Edna loved Robert, after departing with him, she was concerned about everything on Robert like a girl of first awakening of love from Robert’s photo which made her exciting. She asked for the information on Robert even from her husband. So when she saw Robert again, she kissed him actively without restraint and loved him regardless till the end of the time.
      2. The awakening on spirit
      After Edna’s sex consciousness was regained, she began to rouse awakening on spirit, which means female’s subject consciousness gradually reached a new stage. When Edna fully understood her physiological function, she became more self-respecting and self –regarded than low-down. Above all,, she initiated right consciousness and independent consciousness. She realized she had all the common characters that human beings had. So she should be active to plan her life. Then she began to work and made some success. That’s to say she began to pursue and tried to realize her value.